Michael Jordan and Ideology
Posing the question "who is the greatest of all-time?" is not a search for truth, but rather a statement of ideology. The question is reflects a peculiar set of values that privilege "success" and "winning" over honor, sportsmanship, and graciousness.
I grew up rooting for Joe Montana and Magic Johnson and want to write about how their playing styles reflect different - and better - values than Michael Jordan's. The legacy of Jordan is this new era of sports where athletes are only judged by winning. The result is widespread use of PEDs, mega-teams created by joining forces with other stars, and pro teams tanking to get higher draft picks.